HBC Businesses

We are proud of our businesses!  Each business competing has dedicated countless hours in not only launching or operating their business, but spends time researching, attending HBC events and meeting the requirements of the competition. 

A special thank you to our Visionary Sponsors: The Headwaters Fund, PG & E and The McLean Foundation.

Stage 3 Winners

The following businesses are the Stage 3 Winners.  HBC is proud of all the businesses that competed, but these are truly masters of perserverance.  Each business completed the Stage 1 Worksheet, Stage 2 Business Plan and tracked in-depth metrics of their business in a detailed business dashboard analysis.

 

Eureka Grocery Delivery

Hannah Campbell

Stage 3 Seed Capital $5,000

For a competition total of $5,750

 

Blue Heron Botanicals

 

Theora Jackson

Stage 3 Seed Capital $2,000

For a competition total of $4,000

 

 

Diane’s Sweet Heat

Diane Hunt

Stage 3 Seed Capital $2,000

For a competition total of $3,000

 

 

Totmocs

Rebecca Hubbard

Stage 3 Seed Capital $750

For a competition total of $3,750 

 

‘Ohana Organics

Tara Cooper

Stage 3 Seed Capital $750

For a competition total of $2,250

 

 

The Door Guy

Eric Negrete

Stage 3 Seed Capital $750

For a competition total of $1,000

 

The Businesses of Stage 2

Alternative Aero Engineering

CetanHena Ska Bluesky

Alternative AeroEngineering (AAE) is a license pending Fixed Base Operation with offices leasedby Humboldt County located at Garberville Airport in Southern Humboldt County.Offering trouble- shooting, expanded record keeping ensuring aircraft maintenancemanual compliance, emergency line maintenance to aircraft along with groundschool instruction for recreational and private pilots.

 

!batDOG!RECORDS

Bryan“Doc Gunnn” Woolsey

With the rate technologyhas boomed in the past decade home recording and c.d. manufacturing have becomecommon place for any artists with the gull to put their music into the generalpopulous. But with the resurgence of vinyl records once again becoming the wayof how consumers listen to tunes and the technology of diamond cutting vinyl athome, we have found a niche to not only give the artists what the need when itcomes to producing vinyl but also the consumer and fan who are looking formusic that is fresh and up with the times.

 

Blue Heron Botanicals

Theora Jackson

Blue Heron Botanicals creates handcrafted body care productsthat support, educate and empower individuals by providing safe, effective,sustainable solutions for self-care. Our products utilize high qualityingredients and environmentally friendly packaging produced in small batches toensure potency, quality and effectiveness.

  

California LIPS

Holly Brunner

California L.I.P.S.--Language Interpreting and ProfessionalSolutions. Offering language interpretation, translation, consultation, andfacilitation to local businesses, medical and legal offices, and educationalfacilities. California L.I.P.S helps improve quality of life by diminishing theproblems and barriers brought on by poor communication due to lack of languageproficiency. Approximately 20% of Humboldt County residents would benefit frominterpretive services. Also appealing is the potential for market growthavailable to local companies--L.I.P.S offers facilitation for clear and concisecross-cultural communication, resulting in an opportunity to export HumboldtCounty businesses and resources internationally.

"Communication with California L.I.P.S opens a world ofpossibilities."

 

CareMatch

Dana Marguia & Daniel Rush

The CareMatch LLC Company is the #1 caregiver recruitment firmin Humboldt County - we seek and find the best caregivers and place them on adirect hire basis with clients who become their household employers. What setsCareMatch apart from home care agency competition is our commitment to providethese services via our innovative, direct-hire business model that allows 30%higher caregiver pay ($12.00 or more per hour). Higher pay and better workingconditions allow us to attract and retain the very best caregivers. With over15 years of experience as leaders in the recruitment and placement industry wehave a 99.8% hiring success rate (100s of successful hires). CareMatch helpsfamilies who cannot afford an old-fashioned agency, which can charge in excessof a 75% markup on top of the caregiver salaries. Our business model savesHumboldt families thousands of dollars a year on the cost of care overtraditional home care agencies.

 

Clear 2 Perfection

Susan Santsche

Clear 2 Perfection the First of Its Kind, a Non-Comdeogenic HairCare System. The Missing Link the Final Step with Corrective Skin Care! Arevolutionary new concept in Hair Care where science meets nature with phyototherapy fresh enzymatic cells from Mango, Carrot,and Pumpkin.

Have you ever noticed on yourself or someone else bumps,clogged pores,congested skin around your forehead,neck,scalp,or shoulders?
If so its more then likely your shampoo and conditioner are creating theproblem. Unfortunately most products by the nature of the ingredient deckscause unnecessary problems. Change the ingredients and its magic the congestionis elevated. Finally a solution to work together with your skin care routine. Notacerbating a problem this solution offers healthy hair and healthy clear skin,the solution is Clear 2 Perfection.

 

Diane’s Sweet Heat

Diane Hunt

Diane's Sweet Heat Habanero jams are a magnificent blend ofsweet fruits and spicy habanero peppers that will amaze your taste buds. Theingredients are simple: red bell peppers, pure cane sugar, fruit, apple cidervinegar, fruit pectin and habanero peppers. No artificial flavorings orcolorings are used. The jams are produced in Humboldt County, CA.

 

Eureka Grocery Delivery

Hannah Campbell

Personalized grocery shopping that is quick and efficient.

 

Humboldt Women

Christina DeGiovanni

Humboldt Women is a grassroots organizationthat aids female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses on the North Coast byawarding small, monthly grants.

 

Lickety Split Popcycles

Paul Woodland

Lickity Split Popcycles - a people powered mobile food cartpeddling paletas and ice cream on the streets of Eureka, Arcata, and Fortuna.

 

Natural Decadence

Milia Lando & Rosa Dixon

Natural Decadence is a dedicated gluten free wholesale bakerybased out of Eureka. We specialize in small-batch pastries & desserts thatare inspired by classic French baking and feature a modern twist to fit specialdiets. All our products are gluten free, egg free, dairy free, and nut free.

 

‘Ohana Organics

Tara Cooper

We are a small organic farm, hand crafting natural and organicskin care made with Aloha. We make products to meet all of your 'Ohana's(family's) needs. From our organic Tattoo Butter to our Hawaiian solid perfumeyou will be taken back to your roots with our herbal infused formulas.

 

Quilts of Comfort

Michele Holper & Kellie Leahy

Quilts of Comfort specializes in transforming clothes intoquilts, pillow shams, wall hangings, pillows or shawls in order to celebrateand honor loved ones or to commemorate an event or special time period. We area Humboldt County business that has been in operation since July of 2008.

 

Totmocs

Rebecca Hubbard

Totmocs are handmade, hand-sewn uniquely designed baby andtoddler moccasins with soft soles made from deer and elk hide. These moccasinsare both comfortable and good for growing feet as they do not restrict thefoots growth.

 

Are you ready to build a better Humboldt?

The HBC provide incentives to promising entrepreneurs in cash awards, in-kind prizes, and meaningful recognition.